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Descriptor English: Carboxylic Acids
Descriptor Spanish: Ácidos Carboxílicos
Descriptor Portuguese: Ácidos Carboxílicos
Descriptor French: Acides carboxyliques
Entry term(s): Acid, Carboxylic
Acids, Carboxylic
Carboxylic Acid
Tree number(s): D02.241
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D002264
Scope note: Organic compounds containing the carboxy group (-COOH). This group of compounds includes amino acids and fatty acids. Carboxylic acids can be saturated, unsaturated, or aromatic.
Annotation: do not confuse with CARBOCYCLIC ACIDS see ACIDS, CARBOCYCLIC
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
EC economics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UR urine
Previous Indexing: Acids (1966-1970)
Fatty Acids (1966-1970)
Public MeSH Note: 73
History Note: 73(71)
DeCS ID: 2305
Unique ID: D002264
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 1973/01/01
Date of Entry: 1999/01/01
Revision Date: 2020/05/27
Carboxylic Acids - Preferred
Concept UI M0003405
Scope note Organic compounds containing the carboxy group (-COOH). This group of compounds includes amino acids and fatty acids. Carboxylic acids can be saturated, unsaturated, or aromatic.
Preferred term Carboxylic Acids
Entry term(s) Acid, Carboxylic
Acids, Carboxylic
Carboxylic Acid



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